June 10-13 – NC Annual Conference @ Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington
June 13 – Bicycle “Ride for Life” in Fuquay-Varina (Imagine No Malaria will be a beneficiary of the event)
June 22-29 – Fairway District Mission Team to El Salvador
June 30 – Moving Day for Pastors in New Appointments
July 5 – First Sunday for Pastors in New Appointments
August 22 – (9:00am until 4:00pm) LSM Basic Course for Youth @ Jonesboro UMC
On Sunday, May 17, Matthew Marks, a youth member of Kipling UMC is awarded the Harry Denman Evangelism Award by Rev. Anna Gail Workman of the NC Conference Commission on Evangelism. Said Rev. Workman, “We present the Denman Award to Matthew because he embodies a passion for Jesus by always being willing to share his testimony and by encouraging everyone he comes in contact with to seek and trust God. He has shared his love and passion with people of all ages and in all areas of need. Dr. Denman was known for giving to others in need and many times would give his own clothes to those who were in need. Matthew has a heart for missions and giving others the faith of Jesus Christ. He prays with people and for them. He is a shining example of faith, hope and love in this church and community.”
Ride For Life – Cycling Missions Event
Calling all riders, volunteers and/or sponsors for the 6th Annual TSS Ride for Life on Saturday, June 13, 2015! The Spiritual Spinners 2015 Ride for Life features cycling opportunities for families with young cyclists on the In-Town Family Ride and five out of town routes ranging from the Leg Stretcher at 30km/19 miles to the Iron Ride coming in at 112 miles for individual cyclists. In addition to the six fully supported routes, there is a complimentary meal with desserts and beverages served after the ride.
To make this year a huge success, we need you! Please consider volunteering to help at the rest stops, bake goodies (muffins, cookies, brownies, etc.), offer vehicle support, set-up, clean-up or cheer us on! If interested, please contact James Casper via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Even if you don’t plan to ride, you can also support us through donations. To donate, click on “Sponsor the Ride for Life” bethemomentum.com/event/ride-for-life
All registration fees, rider, and team donations for The Ride for Life go to charities helping the homeless, the sick, the hungry, and those in need locally and around the world through the following beneficiaries:
- Wake County Habitat for Humanity
- Multiple Sclerosis Society of the Carolinas
- American Diabetes Association
- Tour de Femme charities
- Fuquay-Varina Emergency Food Pantry
- Southern Wake Faith Community in Action
- Imagine No Malaria
Each charity receives 1/7th of all funds raised.
Early registration is available through Thursday, June 11 and is $20 for your entire family on the Family Ride and $30 for individual cyclists. Day of ride registration remains $20 for the Family Ride and is $40 for individual cyclists.
For Individual Cyclists, registration is https://www.bethemomentum.com/event/ride-for-life
For the Family Ride, registration is https://www.bethemomentum.com/event/ride-for-life-family
Saturday, August 22 – 9:00am until 5:00pm at Jonesboro UMC, Sanford, NC
All youth, parents, and youth counselors are invited to attend Lay Servant Ministry (LSM) Training for Youth on Saturday, August 22 (9:00am until 5:00pm) at Jonesboro UMC (407 West Main Street, Sanford – in the Wesley Center). This is an opportunity for young persons, and their adult mentors, to be equipped as leaders in their local church.
Rev. Ray Gooch will be leading this engaging time of learning and conversation. Registration is $20 (which will include drinks, snacks and lunch) + cost of the required course book which must be ordered by each participant and read before the class. Link for book
In keeping with Safe Sanctuaries, there must be one church-designated adult for every six youth attending this training. In addition, the responsible adult must bring his or her church’s medical release forms and emergency contact information for their participants.
Questions? Please contact a member of the LSM Training Team: Zack Moser
email@example.com, Carrie Carpenter firstname.lastname@example.org, or Amie Stewart email@example.com. More information regarding your pre-class assignment will be provided following registration.
You may register for the Youth Basic Course and pay online at
http://fairwaydistrictnc.org/fairway-youth-lsm-event/ by August 1.
Annual Conference C4C Breakout Session
Plan now to invite several persons from your congregation to the Congregations for Children (C4C) Annual Conference breakout session on Friday, June 12, from 8:30 to 9:45am at the Wilmington Convention Center. All are welcome! Guest speakers will include Dr. June Atkinson, Superintendent of Public Instruction for NC, and Keith Schumacher, National Coordinator for Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students), as well as school principals involved with C4C congregations. This will be a wonderful opportunity to hear first-hand from deeply committed and involved persons.
Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students)
The National Coordinator of the Watch DOGS program, Keith Schumacher will also be with us at Annual Conference in Wilmington on Friday, June 12, following the picnic. He will participate in the Congregations For Children (C4C) Breakout session that morning, and then that evening he will conduct a separate and more in-depth Watch DOGS training session for anyone interested in either helping a school to start a Watch DOGS program or simply helping a school with an existing Watch DOGS program.
Watch DOGS is a great compliment to the C4C initiative and a great opportunity for the men of your church to make a positive impact in the lives of children in your community. The program has two primary goals: 1) To provide positive adult male role models for the students. 2) To provide extra sets of eyes & ears which help to enhance school security and reduce negative behavior issues (i.e. bullying, etc).
While many “Watch D.O.G.S.” are men who have children that are students at the school, a Watch DOG can also be a grandfather, uncle and other “father-figure.” Those folks can really stand in the gap for children who don’t have a father – and sadly there are more of those situations than you think. It’s a great way for men to serve as the hands and feet of Christ and make a difference in the local community. Here is a 2-minute video on Watch DOGS http://youtu.be/Vpy9g4x-WYk . And here is a link to a flyer about the June 12 event at Annual Conference http://fairwaydistrictnc.org/watch-d-o-g-s-training-available-during-annual-conference/
There will be a Trolley available to pick up folks staying at UNCW the week of Annual Conference. The Trolley will pick up in the front of Belk Dorm at 7:15 am. Return trip will begin at 7:00pm. Late return trip will be provided by the Pine Valley UMC bus at 9:00pm. the Conference Secretary’s Office needs to know if you plan to use the Trolley Service at UNCW. Please click here and complete the Trolley Use Form. Please contact the Conference Secretary’s Office 800.849.4433 with any questions.
Free Printer: Genesis UMC in Cary has a Konica Minolta Bizhub C20 color printer suitable for office use available. Extra toner supplies are also available. These will be donated free of charge to any church that may have use for it. Contact Kim in the church office at 919-467-2128.
Ray Broadwell, District Superintendent
Lou Ann Allred, Assistant to the District Superintendent
The Fairway District
North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church
700 Waterfield Ridge Place, Garner, North Carolina 27529
919.779.9435 or 888.661.4941 or FairwayDistrict@nccumc.org
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